After receiving an overwhelming response to a guest posting on the Tiny House Listings blog and the interest people had in what I was about to do with my life, I decided to start documenting My Teardroppin' Life now. Though I haven't started my life on the road in my teardrop yet (that will be later this fall), I am however, doing a lot in preparation for the adventure and thought others who want to embark along a similar path might find this stage helpful. So, after a couple of weeks trying to figure out how to create a blog, what I wanted to call it, and how to design it, I am finally getting it together and posted. This has been my toughest challenge yet!
So, what have I done in preparation for this big change in my life you might ask? Well, first off I had to grasp the concept that yes, I could live in a 5 x 10 ft. rolling home. Then I had to figure out what this teeny house would need to look like. I did entertain the thought of building a teardrop myself, but after about 2 minutes, realized that was insane! Now, there are MANY designs for teardrops out there on the internet (many of which are free) and many people have built their own from simple to luxurious, so it's certainly not impossible. The insanity of my idea was in what I wanted vs. my skill level (I can't cut a straight line to save my life!) and time alotted (within this decade). I am very creative and can come up with unique ideas to solve problems, but executing those solutions is sometimes another story. So, I went shopping for a teardrop that came as close to what I envisioned as I could find. I did a lot of research and searching and finally found the teardrop of my dreams! I truly believe we were meant to find each other. The timing was perfect and within two months I was off to pick up my tearbaby and bring it home. I will admit that those two months were bit terrifying - everything happened so fast - but I was sure of my decision that I needed to follow this path I chose for my life, and a teardrop was the way to make it happen.
Since then I have been trying to figure out what I will need (or think I will need), how to organize things in the teardrop and how I will survive financially while on the road - oh yeah, and how I'm going to make all this work with 2 geriatric cats riding shotgun! So, stay tuned to find out how I plan to achieve My Teardroppin' Life.